Staff Picks

Kathleen's Top 3 Books of 2021

   Kathleen AvatarLost and Found Bookshop Cover of Mary JaneCover of The Guncle


Samantha's Top 3 Books of 2021

   Sam AvatarCloud Cuckoo Land IntimaciesSmall Things Like These


Sarah's Top 3 Books of 2021

   Kathleen AvatarCover of Crying In H Mart Cover of The House In The Cerulean Sea Cover of Mary Jane


Donna's Top 3 Books of 2021

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   Donna Avatar Cover of The Swallowed Man The Family Roe: An American StoryCover of Cloud Cuckoo Land


Amy's Top 3 Books of 2021

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   Amy AvatarCover of A Little Devil In America Cover of How The Word Is PassedCover of These Precious Days


Gen's Top 3 Books of 2021

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   Drawing of GenevieveCover of Still LifeCover of The Man Who Died TwiceCover of the House in the Cerulean Sea


Mike's Top 3 Books of 2021

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   Mike AvatarCover of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover of This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover of Razorblade Tears


Samantha's Current Recommendations

   Sam AvatarThe Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois SongbirdsChouette


Donna's Current Recommendations

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   Donna Avatar Chouette The Family Roe: An American Story100 First Words for Little Californians


Recent Fiction Recommendations!

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Cover of Apples Never Fall Cover of State of Terror   Invisible Life of Addie Larue  Cover of Matrix


Recent Nonfiction Recommendations!

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The Dawn of EverythingCover of Having and Being HadCover of A Little Devil in America Cover of How the Word is Passed   Cover of World Traveler  Cover of Stanley Tucci Taste


New/Recommended Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian!

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Cover of Attack SurfaceBoxed set of The Broken Earth Trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky (Paperback) Cover of Feral CreaturesCover of Project Hail MaryCover of Dune

Kids' Book Recommendations!

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Cover of There's a Ghost in this House Cover of Daughter of the Deep   Cover of Dear Little One  Cover of Negative Cat


Meet our Great Good Staff!



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Sweet spot: Fiction about Irish characters, rock music and bookstores

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Sweet spot: literary fiction

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Author of middle grade novels

Sweet spot: literary fiction

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My favorite question is, “What do you recommend for building a newborn’s first library?” In addition to board books for babies, I love literary fiction, nonfiction about nature & history, and memoirs.

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I read literary fiction, essays, some short stories, memoirs, history, and true crime. I’m drawn to stories set in the West, about women’s interior lives, refugees, and literature in translation.

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I'm an audiobook listener, and I love literary fiction, science fiction, non-fiction about science, politics, social issues and law

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Browse by genre below. Happy reading!


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A BurningThe FriendVirgil WanderThe Mermaid and Mrs. HancockThe Power by Naomi Alderman


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Tangerine by Christine Mangan   I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara   Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann   The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn


See all Science Fiction & Fantasy

Agency   How to Invent Everything   Black Leopard   The Hike by Drew Magary


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A Brief History of EveryoneThe Library BookIn the Heart of the Sea   Educated by Tara Westover


See all Young Adult

Cover of Wider Than The SkyI Have Lost My WayThe Hate U GiveThe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


See all Children's (Middle Grade)

InklingThe Warden's DaughterThe Seismic Seven Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan   


See all Children's (Picture Books)

Horse Meets DogIslandborn by Junot Diaz   She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton   


See all Graphic Novels

FetchThe Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo   Piper by Jay Asher and Jessica Freeburg   Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson